2014 Penn Relays, Four Wins for USA out of six, by Alfons Juck, EME News

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FOUR WINS FOR USA OUT OF SIX

PHILADELPHIA (USA, Apr 26): Team USA took home four of six event titles in the 15th USA vs. The World at the Penn Relays, informs USATF.  In the men 4x100 m the team Silmon, Gatlin, Salaam, Dix in 38.57 beat Jamaica (Livermore, Frater, Dwyer, O. Bailey) 38.58 just by 0.01. Third Brazil 38.94 over China 39.12 and Qatar 39.38. „So being able to run the anchor leg today and pulling the win out for my team, was something special. It was definitely a close race in the end, but I knew right away that I won the race for team USA," said anchor Dix. And Gatlin added: „Our first leg guy Charles Slimon got bumped on the first leg, but he composed himself and gave us the momentum we needed to win. Participating in races like this always help us build as a team." In women 4x400 m US win (Kirtz, Hargrove 51.7, Trotter 50.78, Beard 50.46) 3:25.62 ahead of Nigeria 3:27.16 (anchor Regina George 50.49) and Jamaica 3:27.32. Third win for US in the men distance medley 9:28.27 (Torrence, Inglehart-Summers 46.12, B. Johnson 1:45.55 and Manzano 3:57.18) over Australia 9:30.74 (Birmingham 3:55.61). And fourth by US women sprint medley 3:37.94 (A. Anderson, Ch. Williams, M. Robinson 51.8 and A. Wilson 1:59.60). Second Jamaica 3:38.41 (N. Morrison, LeRoy, P. Hall 51.7 and Goule 2:01.36). Two non-US wins in men 4x400 m for Bahamas 3:00.78 (olympic selection Mathieu 45.7, Pinder 44.7, C. Brown 45.09, Miller 45.32) over US (Clemons 45.8, Butler 45.1, Verburg 44.50, M. Mitchell 47.88) 3:03.31 with Brazil third 3:03.32 (anchor Hugo de Sousa 44.14) and Jamaica fourth 3:04.99. Jamaica won women 4x100 m in 42.81 (Russell, Stewart, McLaughlin, Hawthorne) with US second 43.15 (Smith, A. Anderson, Lee, Lawson) and third Trinidad and Tobago 43.53 and fourth Brazil 43.77

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